Beers for Melbourne Cup

Spring has sprung and that means racing carnival fever has hit Australia.  The tracks are being prepped, dresses designed, suits pressed and fascinators make their mark in the annual fashion stakes.  Spring Racing is an amazing spectacle, and undoubtedly Melbourne Cup is the King of the scene with its rich history.  In so many ways it…

Meet the Fleet: Vin


  Meet Vin! Chances are if you have booked a tour with us, you have ridden in one of our buses.  Here at Dave’s Brewery Tours our fleet is an integral part of our team, the unsung heroes doing the hard work, taking our beer explorers from one awesome brewery to the next.



A beer style so popular it has its very own day, the IPA has grown from strength to strength in recent times, with its popularity in Australia being no exception. Although local beer drinkers have traditionally preferred lighter lagers, perfect for our Aussie climate, IPA’s are m

Why do a Beer Tour?


Why do a Beer Tour? For the Beer of course!! Well that’s the obvious answer, but there is more to doing a beer tour than the beer, believe it or not.  But without beer – let’s not go there, that’s a sad world I would rather not think about.  But onto beer tours..

What we’re drinking in the Hunter Valley


  With our recent expansion into the Hunter Valley, we’ve been busy sampling everything beer wise the area has to offer. Here are our top picks so far! Hunter Beer Co Klosch – A refreshing German style golden ale,We know it’s getting colder and this style works best in summer, but Hunter Beer Co’s Klosch…

Australian Sour Beers That You Can Try


Once a style of beers only consumed by the most elite beer nerd, shared with reverence in private bottle shares and hidden in the back of particular bottle-shops “in the know”. Sour beers have seen a big resurgence internationally and are gaining in popularity throughout Australia. We talked in our last post about how sour…

Sour Beers – A Gateway To Better Beer


The term “Gateway Beer” is used a lot in the beer drinking circles. Some people call it their “epiphany beer”, for others it’s the “beer”, but for all it means the same thing. It is that beer that gives you that lightbulb moment where it all starts to make sense. That beer that opens the…

Wayward Brewing Co.


In the back lanes on the border of Camperdown and Annandale Wayward Brewing Co, like many of Sydney’s breweries sits in a spot that many of us have gone past a hundred times and never thought about what happens inside. Just off Pyrmont Bridge road the building’s exterior looks pretty nondescript. But once you turn…

Noble Hops


What are Noble Hops?  You may have heard the term “noble hops” floated around in a conversation about beer or brewing. While it may sound a bit pretentious to call them “noble”, these hops are considered to be the most sought after aroma hops for making traditional lagers and Belgian ales. While these hops are…